Chuhak & Tecson hosts book drive for Volunteers of America of Illinois Hope Manor Apartments

April 9, 2012

Chuhak & Tecson’s next community service project is one for the books.

As part of its “25 Ways to Give Back” program, Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. is hosting a book drive for Volunteers of America of Illinois, a charitable organization that provides long-term, hands-on support to Chicago veterans through comprehensive program offerings.

From April 9 through April 16, Chuhak & Tecson will collect new and gently used books to help stock the library at Hope Manor Apartments, a new housing development that provides affordable accommodations and supportive services for Chicago’s veterans. Books from all categories are needed, including: education and reference, fiction and nonfiction, biographies, business, outdoor and travel.

The VOA of Illinois Hope Manor book drive serves as the seventh activity in Chuhak & Tecson’s yearlong community service initiative. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, firm employees are participating in 25 service projects assisting those in need. Projects include everything from serving meals to the homeless, to sponsoring clothing drives, to providing backpacks filled with school supplies to children in need. 

Hope Manor Apartments is one of the first large-scale housing developments specifically designed for Chicago’s veterans. The 48,000 square foot building, which was completed in November 2011, provides a wide range of supportive services for homeless and struggling veterans, including job training, peer support groups and counseling.